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Old 09-01-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech but so little attention is paid to exactly what he said and even less action to achieve his dream. The phrase which captures the essence of the entire speech is "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. "

So why is there no effort to eliminate judgement by the color of one's skin? Why are Obama, Jackson and Sharpton not making speeches about eliminating discrimination by color of skin? In fact, most of our leaders (and especially Obama) are doing just the opposite. Skin color today is more important than ever. Almost everything our government does and almost every law it passes has skin color as a critical part. You can't get a government contract without determining skin color. The government census has skin color. College admission is about skin color. Small business loans are about skin color. Etc.

So when are we going to stop focusing on skin color and achieve MLK's dream? It would start with eliminating all questions about skin color on every government form and eliminating all laws that have provisions regarding skin color.

Wake up America! We are not moving forward.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:35 AM
 
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where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Obama wouldn't be President if this were the case.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:45 AM
 
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Obama wouldn't be President if this were the case.
Nor would MLK have an memorial if "this were the case". His "character" was forged by his fight for skin color. Discrimination is based fully on skin color.

So, how is approval of ones skin color as heinous as discrimination of skin color? How could that ever be seen as heinous as discrimination based on skin color.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:46 AM
 
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Nor would MLK have an memorial if "this were the case". His "character" was forged by his fight for skin color. Discrimination is based fully on skin color.

So, how is appoval of ones skin color as heinous as discrimination of skin color? Furthermore, how could that ever be seen as heinous as discrimination based on skin color?
MLK fought for equality and rights for everyone, not for treatment based on skin color.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Evidently, you can't judge someone by the content of their character either, well, at least if they also happen to be Black. After all, we know it's not their character of the criminal that is flawed, it is their environment.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Obama wouldn't be President if this were the case.
Obama is President today precisely because he is black ("America's first black President!") If he had been judged by the "content of his character," Marxist revolutionary, who vowed to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," he would not have been elected.

Those of us who did the research into his associations, and his character, were called "racist bigots."

Everything in Obama's past was about a Marxist revolution, and many, if not most, of his appointees ("czars") have been of the same ilk.

Get a clue.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:36 PM
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You have to laugh at our hypocritical government asking questions as to race and sex on the forms they task us with submitting.
But then how else would it know who to discriminate against?
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Italy
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We celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech but so little attention is paid to exactly what he said and even less action to achieve his dream. The phrase which captures the essence of the entire speech is "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. "

So why is there no effort to eliminate judgement by the color of one's skin? Why are Obama, Jackson and Sharpton not making speeches about eliminating discrimination by color of skin? In fact, most of our leaders (and especially Obama) are doing just the opposite. Skin color today is more important than ever. Almost everything our government does and almost every law it passes has skin color as a critical part. You can't get a government contract without determining skin color. The government census has skin color. College admission is about skin color. Small business loans are about skin color. Etc.

So when are we going to stop focusing on skin color and achieve MLK's dream? It would start with eliminating all questions about skin color on every government form and eliminating all laws that have provisions regarding skin color.

Wake up America! We are not moving forward.
AMEN!!

What's else, it's not limited to the US. All the countries we have bombed/attacked in the last 50 years have been non-white populations.

Something to think about.


Peace!
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Italy
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Obama is President today precisely because he is black ("America's first black President!") If he had been judged by the "content of his character," Marxist revolutionary, who vowed to "fundamentally transform the United States of America," he would not have been elected.

Those of us who did the research into his associations, and his character, were called "racist bigots."

Everything in Obama's past was about a Marxist revolution, and many, if not most, of his appointees ("czars") have been of the same ilk.

Get a clue.
IF Obama were "marxist," he would be about equality. I don't think there are many Americans gung-ho about equality (at least not on a financial level).


Peace.
brian
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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MLK fought for equality and rights for everyone, not for treatment based on skin color.
Exactly. Equality of opportunity, not "ecconomic equality," which is a redistributionist idea, and from which the idea of an "income gap" stems (which is corrected by redistribution of wealth).

It's interesting that affirmative action laws do exactly what MLK and the Republicans fought against. Blacks are more enslaved (and impoverished) today because of Democrat policies that keep them dependent (and the Democrats in power).
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